Topics for 2010 AZFCPUG Meetings
by Phil Hoppes on Jan 14, 2010 at 10:08:07 pm
David and I have been discussing a range of topics for our meetings in 2010 and we would be interested in any inputs from other users. Here is a short list we've put together so far:
1) Plug-Ins - Have a FCP plugin night where various people talk about plugins that they like and use.
2) Compressor and Qmaster - Compression is always a big topic when it comes to optimizing and getting the best quality in the least amount of time.
3) Color and color grading - Personally, I find color to be one of the strongest tools in the FCP suite besides FC. I think it could be of value to hear how others are using this tool, likes, dislikes.
4) NAB roundup - May is always good for a roundup of NAB and for those fortunate enough to make the trek to give a data dump of what was interesting and what was not.
We would be interested in your feedback and ideas for topics you would like to see in our future FCPUG meetings.
Remember next weeks get together at Bills house
AZ Final Cut Pro User Group Start of 2010 Get Together
Bill Davis's House
7431 E. Cortez Street (<a rel="nofollow" href='http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7431+E.+Cortez+Street+Scottsdale,+AZ&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=54.753001,109.072266&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=7431+E+Cortez+St,+Scottsdale,+Maricopa,+Arizona+85260&ll=33.591904,-111.920493&spn=0.007114,0.013314&z=17'>MAP</a>)
MEETING TIME - 6-9 PM
We don't have any expenses so we don't charge any dues or fees.
Everyone's welcome for an evening of sharing regarding video production and FCP in AZ.
Re: Topics for 2010 AZFCPUG Meetings by Brad Bussé on Jan 23, 2010 at 12:44:10 am
While it's not exactly related to Final Cut, if anyone in the valley is heavily using Nuke, I'd love to have a demonstration of some of the "Shake-killer" aspects, like the new NukeX stuff - the integrated 3D tracker, generating depthmaps, using point cloud passes to do 3D lighting in the compositing environment, etc.
Re: Topics for 2010 AZFCPUG Meetings by Phil Hoppes on Jan 23, 2010 at 3:43:07 pm
Nuke is very impressive (it should be, it was written by the guys that wrote Shake) and composting is an important part of a professional workflow. It is a shame to see Shake die but Apple has wacked it with no alternative replacement in sight. As a Maya user, I've been learning/using Autodesk Toxik, which I have to say is also quite impressive. It is no longer sold as a stand alone compositor but integrates very well with Maya.
What we may want to do is have a meeting dedicated to adjunct tools that go along with FCP. I'm sure we all have a list of complementary tools what we all need and use with our FCP workflow to get our job done.